Field notes and diary, Mississippi, Arkansas, December 1906-January 1907

Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Creator

Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Abstract

The field notes and 1 map document Bohumil Shimek's work in Mississippi, Arkansas, December 26, 1906 - January 1907. The entries are dated and sometimes headed with location. Entries describe method of travel, lists of photographs taken including subject matter, weather, and cuts in terrain created for construction of railway line. Cuts are numbered and descriptions include details about layers, composition, color, appearance, measurements, fossils (shells). Some entries also describe communities visited. There is a list of elevations and locations, hand drawn maps , geological sections, and sketches. The loose map is of the vicinity of Helena, Arkansas. Locations include Natchez, Mississippi; Vicksburg; Helena, Arkansas; and Forrest City (state unidentified).

Date Range

1906-1907

Start Date

Dec 29, 1906

End Date

Jan 07, 1907

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.

Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Vicksburg
  • United States
  • Mississippi
  • Natchez
  • Arkansas
  • Helena

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book and 1 map

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 16